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Fidelity Viewpoints ®

What's behind the market pullback?

Oil prices aren't the only challenge. See what changes in earnings expectations may mean for stocks.

Market upheaval: China is key

Although China's capital outflows and currency present major risks, a U.S. recession in 2016 remains unlikely.

Seven credit card tips

Credit has an important financial role. Find out how to use credit cards wisely and make the most of the benefits.

Shop smart

Costs can really vary among seemingly similar passive investments such as ETFs and index funds. Learn how.

Market and Economic Insights

A rough start to 2016

How a slowdown in China's economy and a tightening Fed has led to turbulent markets early in 2016.

Where does the Fed go now?

After a sluggish start to 2016, the economy may slow the Fed's plans and support high-quality bonds.

See all Market and Economic Insights articles

Investing Ideas

What to do with your cash

Finding yield is challenging, but possible. Here are some ways to potentially boost the income from your cash.

2016 Q1 sector scorecard

Technology is the one sector that appears attractive from all five metrics that are measured in our report.

See all Investing Ideas articles


Unplanned early retirement?

How to help bridge the gap between when your paycheck stops and Social Security starts.

8 things to know about IRAs

Don't miss out on some often-overlooked strategies that may benefit you, your spouse, or even your children.

See all Retirement articles

Personal Finance

Five tips for 2015 tax returns

Why it's a good idea to file early, where to get 2015 tax forms, how to help reduce taxes, and avoid tax identify theft.

4 things for couples to talk about

As you celebrate Valentine’s Day with your partner, consider talking about some important financial things too.

See all Personal Finance articles

Active Trader

5 trading tips for volatility markets

For shorter-term investors, big price moves can present both risks and opportunities.

How to use MACD

Here's how you can trade stocks with the Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) indicator.

See all Active Trader articles

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Sector investing can be more volatile because of their narrow concentration in a specific industry.
ETFs are subject to market fluctuation and the risks of their underlying investments. ETFs are subject to management fees and other expenses.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

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There are additional costs associated with option strategies that call for multiple purchases and sales of options, such as spreads, straddles, and collars, as compared to a single option trade.

Investing involves risk, including risk of loss.

Stock markets are volatile and can decline significantly in response to adverse issuer, political, regulatory, market, or economic developments.

In general, the bond market is volatile, and fixed income securities carry interest rate risk. (As interest rates rise, bond prices usually fall, and vice versa. This effect is usually more pronounced for longer-term securities.) Fixed income securities also carry inflation risk, liquidity risk, call risk, and credit and default risks for both issuers and counterparties. Unlike individual bonds, most bond funds do not have a maturity date, so holding them until maturity to avoid losses caused by price volatility is not possible.

Diversification cannot ensure a profit or protect against loss.
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